The Joe Biden administration has been forced to change their plan to give the COVID vaccine to detainees at Guantanamo Bay.
When word about this got out, 9/11 survivors were understandably outraged.
Who could blame them?
Biden Administration Halts Vaccine Plan Following Backlash from 9/11 Survivors and Republicans
President Biden boasted about his administration’s goal to give 100 million vaccine doses in his first 100 days in office. It was hardly a goal since Biden pretty much inherited that pace from the Trump administration.
But what Biden didn’t boast about was his administration’s plan to vaccinate detainees, like 9/11 mastermind Kaled Sheik Mohammad, being held at the Guantanamo Bay detention center long before the vaccine becomes available to the overwhelming majority of Americans.
Biden is just days into the job and is already backtracking on an administrative decision to give the coronavirus vaccine to detainees at Guantanamo Bay. The 6,000 residents at the U.S. naval base began receiving the first of two vaccine doses on Jan. 8, but the Trump administration never clarified at the time whether or not detainees would be among those vaccinated. The Biden administration, however, wanted to make sure they would be.
On Thursday, a Pentagon official confirmed that detainees would be offered coronavirus vaccines on a voluntary basis beginning as early as Monday. But the Pentagon announced on Saturday that it was pausing the plan to vaccinate detainees at Gitmo.
How did they not see how this would be received?
Outrageous. The Biden Administration is giving vaccines to terrorists at Guantanamo Bay. What do they say to American seniors and veterans still waiting for theirs? https://t.co/CuTO29r9Gl
— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) January 30, 2021
Apparently 80 million people voted for a terrorist first policy. Absolutely sick this admin would prioritize those monsters while Americans are still trying to get a hold of the vaccine!
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed to get COVID-19 vaccine in Gitmo https://t.co/Hq9uTWmkh5
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) January 30, 2021
The Biden administration has moved Gitmo detainees to the front of the line for COVID-19 vaccines.
We've gone from America First to Terrorists First in the most literal of ways.
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) January 30, 2021
My Dad is an 80 year old retired Marine/NYPD and he can’t get one yet, but don’t worry, @POTUS made sure the guy who helped knock down the Twin Towers and his terrorist buddies can.
Alleged 9/11 mastermind, Gitmo detainees to start getting COVID vaccines https://t.co/jNvNwtQJO4
— Doug Stafford (@dougstafford) January 30, 2021
It’s disgraceful that this was even considered.